The start of the 2016 season has meant a flurry of activity for the Nordonia High School girls golf team, and head coach Jon Dombroski has been pleased by what he's seen from the Lady Knights so far.
"Despite not registering a win yet, there has been no shortage of good play from the girls," said Dombroski. "The season got off to a fast start."
On August 6, Nordonia competed in the Lady Rider Invitational at Twin Lakes. The Lady Knights finished sixth in a field of 15 teams with a team score of 401.
Junior Sydney Vitt led the way for Nordonia with a round of 89, tying for sixth place on an individual basis.
On Aug. 9, the Lady Knights traveled to Sweetbriar for the Magnificat Blue Streak Invitational, finishing with a team score of 393. Vitt shot a round of 95, while junior Delaney Monroe had a 94 and senior Megan Ryan contributed a 97.
Up next for Nordonia was the Warren JFK Tournament Aug. 11 at Trumbull Country Club. The Lady Knights finished with a score of 410 in that event, as Vitt and Ryan both led the way with individual rounds of 97.
The next day was the Suburban League Preseason Tournament at Barberton Brookside.
Nordonia finished in fifth place overall with a score of 402. Vitt and Monroe were at the forefront of the Lady Knights' attack, as each posted a round of 94 on the day.
Nordonia played its first dual match of the season Aug. 16, against Aurora at Ellsworth Meadows. The Lady Knights suffered a 190-210 defeat, as both Vitt and Monroe both shot rounds of 50.
On Aug. 18, Nordonia welcomed Copley to town. The Lady Indians topped the Lady Knights by the score of 194-200. Vitt and Monroe led the charge once again. Vitt finished with a 43 and Monroe added a round of 48.
"Sydney Vitt and Delaney Monroe have led the way with superior play that has laid the groundwork for a great season to come, as well as consideration as all-conference players," said Dombroski.
On Aug. 24, Nordonia will travel to Suburban League National Conference foe Stow-Munroe Falls at Fox Den Golf Course. On Aug. 25, the Lady Knights are scheduled to host conference rival Hudson at Ellsworth Meadows. Tee time both days is at 3:3 p.m.
"As we get into the heart of our Suburban League schedule, we'll be looking for more consistency, as well as a bigger contribution from our newest varsity players," said Dombroski.
"We also hope that as school starts and the season evens out, it will allow for more practice time where the girls can continue to hone their games as we get into the 'meat' of the season. All in all, I'm pleased with the progress that the team has made from the past year to this year. The offseason work has paid off thus far."